Sean Baker, Paul Schrader Offer Solutions to the Netflix vs. Theatrical Debate
As the battle between Netflix and movie theaters continues to grow, filmmakers such as Sean Baker (“The Florida Project”) and Paul Schrader (“First Reformed”) have taken to social media to offer possible solutions to the escalating debate.
Netflix has been at the center of increased controversy following the Academy Awards, where its drama “Roma” took home three prizes and came close to winning Best Picture.
As reported by IndieWire, Steven Spielberg is leading a push inside the Academy to enact a rule change that would force Netflix to adhere to a theatrical release window or risk being ineligble for Oscars.Baker responded to the renewed focus on the Netflix vs.
movie theaters debate by wondering if it would be possible for Netflix to offer a “theatrical tier” component to their pricing plans.
“The Florida Project” director said Netflix might be encouraged to adhere to more traditional theatrical windows if getting
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